Author Sanford Bragg

Sandy Bragg is a principal at Integrity Research Associates. He has over thirty years experience as an investment research professional. Prior to joining Integrity in 2006, he was an Executive Managing Director at Standard & Poors, managing S&P’s equity research business and fund information properties. Sandy has an MBA from New York University and BA from Williams College. Email:


UK Regulators Continue To Stir the Unbundling Pot

The UK Financial Conduct Authority continues to excite its financial markets constituents with interpretations of MiFID II’s research unbundling rules as the deadline looms just a few weeks away. At ...

Despite Investment From Goldman Sachs, Can Crux Informatics Succeed Where Others Failed?

Alternative data outsourcer Crux Informatics closed a $10 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments Group.  Crux, which is a reboot of failed venture Incapture Technologies, ...
Premium Exclusive Finalizes Standards For Interactions Data For MiFID II

11/09/2017, an industry association focused on electronic research distribution, released final standards for capturing research-related interactions between the sell-side and buy-side, as a result of new MiFID II regulations requiring more ...
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Currency Research Firm Exante Advisors Hires Policy Analyst

Exante Advisors, the FX research firm founded by Nomura’s former head of fixed income research, is adding an expert in trade policy according to an open letter from founder Jens ...

Upcoming Stock Conferences – Updated 11-8-17

Stock Conference Calendar added or revised these dates, events and locations. Date Event Sponsor Location Nov 08, 2017 – Nov 10, 2017 2nd Asia Finance Forum: FinTech and Sustainable Development Asian Development Bank Manila, Philippines Nov 08, 2017 – ...
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Q3 2017 Bulge Bank Equities Results: Suffering From Low Market Volatility

With all the major investment banks reporting, equities revenues for the largest investment banks fell 4% in the third quarter to $9.1 billion from $9.5 billion a year ago, with ...
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UBS Invests Heavily In Alternative Data

UBS Evidence Lab, a primary research unit associated with UBS Investment Research, is recruiting to fill twenty-seven positions, as the unit is expanding dramatically in advance of research payment reforms ...
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MiFID II Research Unbundling Rules Face Uneven Enforcement

Outside of the UK -- the epicenter of research procurement reforms -- it is unclear how consistently the rules will be enforced as even European regulators are struggling to implement ...

Research Aggregator SmartKarma Raises $13.5 Million

Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform, raised approximately $13.5 million in a Series B round of financing led by Sequoia India, which brings the company’s total funding to US $21 ...
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Research Fees Update: How Predatory Is Bank Pricing?

It is not clear that investment banks’ pricing for previously bundled research would meet regulatory tests for unfair pricing, despite rapidly falling price quotes in the run-up to MiFID II ...
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